Judge: - Mr. Derrick Higginson Jr. (Rodekes)Winners
Bitch CC & Best In Show: - Myers & Morgan - Ch /IT Ch Optimus Rhondda JW WW15
Dog CC & Reserve Best In Show: - Myers & Morgan's - Ch Optimus Daffyd JW
Reserve Dog CC: - Myers & Morgan's - Optimus Danzy Jones
Reserve Bitch CC :- Lindley's – Ch Hyerdunscar The Big Tease JW IR JCh CJW 16 BW 18
Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy In Show:- McGroarty's – Cane Guardiano Wot U Gonna Do Ardhub
Veteran Dog & Best Veteran In Show: - Bown & Wilfort's - Sundabish Gok Wan
Best Puppy Bitch:- Beal’s - Emsuart Aphrodite
Best Brindle Bitch & Best Brindle In Show: - Abbott's - Ardhub Black Encounter For Alonzobar
Pictured left to right with Judge Mr. Derrick Higginson Jr.:- BCC & Best In Show, Ch /IT Ch Optimus Rhondda JW WW15 • DCC & Reserve Best In Show, Ch Optimus Daffyd JW
RDCC - Optimus Danzy Jones
RBCC - Ch Hyerdunscar The Big Tease JW IR JCh CJW 16 BW 18
BVD & Best Veteran In Show - Sundabish Gok Wan
BPD & Best Puppy In Show - Cane Guardiano Wot U Gonna Do Ardhub
BPB & Best Oposite Sex Puppy In Show - Emsuart Aphrodite
Best Brindle In Show - Ardhub Black Encounter For Alonzobar
I attended my first Championship Show in 1985 at the age of 12, The British Bullmastiff League, judged by Ellis Hulme. We owned an 18 month old bitch called Belvedere Belle and were looking for a stud dog to use the following year. Belvedere Belle (Bella) was from Bunsoro and Lombardy stock. She moved well and could run all day, but had a poor head. The stud dog chosen was Ch Sharwells Mean Mr Mustard of Pitmans. We felt they complemented one another, so arranged a mating for the following year.
This mating, repeated once, resulted in 5 different CC winnners, including a Crufts BOB winner, Crufts CC winner and a life long association with Bullmastiffs. My parents and I went on to breed or own a further 5 Champion Bullmastiffs. My first judging appointment was at the age of 16, an Open Show with 4 classes. My first Championship Show awarding CCs was at Richmond on 2002 at the age of 29. I judged at CC level on 2 other occasions in 2006 and 2011, and last judged at the Bullmastiff of the Year Event in 2014.
I look forward to judging at your show and casting my eye over the dogs once more.
Derrick Higginson (Rodekes)